It is the stuff of teenager’s dreams – being such a big fan of a franchise that you even attend its conventions, then meeting and ending up marrying one of its stars.
Well, this is roughly how the man who played the beloved character Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films met his wife.
Matthew Lewis, 32, met Angela Jones in January 2016 at the annual Celebration of Harry Potter event at Universal Orlando. Angela was technically a VIP manager for the resort and the event, but we think we can safely assume that she was at least a bit of a fan if she was working the convention.
The couple got engaged in November of that same year and then married in Italy two years later. Fittingly, the question was popped at the most romantic of destinations – the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
While Angela lived in Florida and Matthew in England, they made it work long-distance – as Angela wrote on her lifestyle blog Sunshine State of Me, they were “soul mates”.
Now it seems that they live together on the sunny west coast of California.
Meanwhile, Matthew is still acting, with his most recent role being in Channel 5’s television series All Creatures Great and Small to which he received critical praise. He also had a part in the film Baby Done that came out in 2020 as well.
Less well-known is the actor’s love of sports, including his football team Leeds United, with his Twitter bio describing himself as a “narcissistic sports pimp”. He is a vice-president of the Leeds Rugby Foundation charity and hosts the Leeds United podcast “Doing a Leeds” with former professional footballer Jermaine Beckford.
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Born in Leeds, the 32 year old made his acting debut in Some Kind of Life, guest-starring on dramas for ITV and BBC One before appearing in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – the beginning of a journey that would shoot him to stardom.
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